Does FreeBSD have problems with SCSI CD-drives ??
strat-man at comcast.net
Tue Feb 28 20:54:13 PST 2006
> Probably should've said that I have no problems booting from
> all other
> bootCDs I've tried... even windows manages to do it (which in
> itself is
> amazing since it dislikes SCSI greatly). I never had any
> problems with
> Linux, FreeBSD on the other hand seems to be a bit more
> which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just annoying when
> you can't
> install it easily.
> Derek Ragona wrote:
> > I believe it is more incompatibilities with older BIOS and
> SCSI BIOS,
> > etc. I have an older MB that won't boot the SCSI CD. This
> is really
> > problematic as the system will boot the floppies, but cannot
> > booting, find the boot device. I have to mount the cd and
> update from
> > the mounted cd. Once I have the system loaded on the hard
> drive it is
> > fine.
> > I know this is of no help, just letting you know you are not
> > -Derek
> > At 02:01 PM 2/28/2006, Rene Brehmer wrote:
> >> I've got SCSI Plextor CD-drives in my computer (AMD Athlon
> >> and ATA harddrives. When I try to install FreeBSD 6.0
> booting from
> >> the CDs, it stops with "Error, unable to load kernel". I
> tried first
> >> with 6.0, then with 5.4. Interestingly the 5.4 installer
> says "Unable
> >> to load matching kernel".
> >> I then made the install floppies, and used those to boot
> from, and
> >> then it installed without a problem. Although the disk
> slicer did
> >> make a few errors in the partition table, which I had to
> fix to get
> >> Windows to work properly (did a dual-boot install).
> >> Just wondering: Does FreeBSD have an issue with SCSI CD-ROM
> >> or is it just the install bootup??? Need some documentation
> before I
> >> can actually use it for anything, but atleast now I've
> figured out
> >> how to get it on my harddrive...
> >> Rene
In my case, I have one SCSI drive and one ATAPI/IDE. I have to boot the
FreeBSD install CD from the SCSI drive, won't work and fails the same
way using the ATAPI/IDE drive. I think in my case it's because the SCSI
drive is the Secondary Master (in BIOS) and the ATAPI/IDE drive is
Secondary Slave. That might be something to check, as I'm sure FreeBSD
*will* boot from an SCSI CDROM.
HTH, Good Luck!
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